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Monday, October 29


Web Apps #1 Track. How Unique (Search) Is Your Widget?
AUTHORS: Michael Blair, Innovate! Inc.

ABSTRACT: The Query widget is great for predefined searches, however, what do you do when you want to find data across multiple attributes and many unique values per attribute? Innovate! solved that problem by developing a custom widget to make use of a unique value SQL view to serve the data dynamically through a service. The widget then consumes the JSON response and builds a multi-selection search interface. Additionally, there is a geographic filtering function that allows for the querying to be conducted within a drawn geometry. See how you can be unique too!

Monday October 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm


Web Apps #1 Track. Using GIS Tools to Better Manage Staff, Projects and Better Utilize Acquired Data
AUTHORS: John Diaz, Robert Nalewajk – Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

ABSTRACT: GPI is actively utilizing in-house UAS services for a variety of project related tasks. These can vary from obtaining simple graphics for marketing/presentation purposes to complex, surveys and infrastructure assessments. Keeping track of the flights, in terms of planning, scheduling, assigning pilots and notifying Project Managers of the completion of the flight as well as data processing was becoming more difficult as more and more applications for UAS services grew. One of the biggest issues was communicating with the UAS pilots to assign projects and for them to notify staff of the status (planning, complete, etc.).

Utilizing a variety of ESRI GIS products; including Workforce, Collector, Web Apps, AGOL and Desktop, GPI was able to provide a more direct way for Project Managers to coordinate and schedule UAS flights. Through building a Web App, Managers could submit a flight request and check on the status of the flight. Through integrating the Flight Request with Workforce, the flight could be assigned to the UAS Pilot through the mobile application. Integrating the Collector application with Workforce allowed the UAV Pilot to view all details of the project as well as giving them the opportunity to edit relevant data from the field.

Once the flight was completed, a dashboard was developed to provide a quick update of the flight request status.

The discussion will also include GPI's use of Collector and Survey 123 as tools to more efficiently and effectively collect field data for a variety of applications.

Monday October 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm


Web Apps #1 Track. You’ve Captured the Data – Now Put it to Use! NYSDOT’s System of Engagement
AUTHORS: Steve Wilcox, Director, Maintenance Program Planning Bureau, NYSDOT
Mike Rossi, Asset Management Program Engineer, NYSDOT

ABSTRACT: Most computer system projects are focused on collecting data for use by experts within an individual functional area. These “systems of record” include systems for safety, project tracking , fiscal management, maintenance management or asset management. This presentation will describe how NYSDOT created strategic alignment across the agency and began developing a “System of Engagement” to traverse multiple DOT and publicly available data sets to serve particular purposes.
NYSDOT has begun a three- year project to build 47 apps and the infrastructure necessary to support these. The apps will be designed to be used on any device including: cell phone, tablets, laptops or desktop computers. This will provide the user access to key authoritative information without having to find a system’s “expert” to interpret, analyze and report in response to requests for information.
These apps are made available through a single destination or “Portal” from where the agency can access current, authoritative and accurate information. Think of this as creating a DOT “App Store”.
This first year is focused on the configuration of eleven critical apps prioritized for two purposes. The first is to create data viewers including: projects, pavement, bridge data, STIP, environmental surface waters, maintenance and safety, as these will serve as the basic web service building blocks for more complex apps. The second focus area is for emergency response, including a Winter Ops App for managing snow and ice operations and a Flood Response App for managing the response to flooding events.

Monday October 29, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm